Thanet Early Years Project

All year grass for all year play

For Hand in Hand Nursery, Dumpton Lane, Ramsgate to provide an all year round play experience for our nursery children - enabling them to consistently experience play in all weathers and promote a healthy lifestyle

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1100011)

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  • EARLY YEARS GUIDLINES Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, Children of pre-school age who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes, throughout the day. All under fives should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary.

    — British Heart Foundation

  • EARLY YEARS GUIDLINES Physical activity should be encouraged from birth, Children of pre-school age who are capable of walking unaided should be physically active daily for at least 180 minutes, throughout the day. All under fives should minimise the amount of time spent being sedentary.

    — British Heart Foundation

Situation

The nursery garden has grassed areas which in the wet weather and wintery months become very muddy and prevent the children from playing outdoors. Children free-flow between the garden and nursery room during their session but the state of the ground in winter prevents this play. Children’s clothes become damaged when playing outside on this poor surface, and as we are a nursery setting in an area of high socio-economic deprivation, parents may not be able to afford to replace these items.

Solution

We want to install artificial grass over the affected areas, and have obtained quotations for this work. It is essential that the work is undertaken by a professional tradesperson to ensure the quality of the work, that the installation is a long term benefit to the setting, and that all health and safety aspects of this work are covered.